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12th Oct '17 8:00:33 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.

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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.
22nd Sep '17 10:27:13 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.

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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, Overlords--specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who this--who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.



* ''{{Literature/Tigana}}'': The Peninsula of the Palm is ruled by not one but '''two''' sorcerer conquerors, Alberico and Brandin.



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14th Sep '17 12:06:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Willow}}'': Queen Bavmorda, who's not only a conquering ruler but also a powerful sorceress.
12th Sep '17 3:51:26 PM RoninMacbeth
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* Xykon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' can be considered this as he's an EvilSorcerer, leads the nomadic goblins/hobgoblins and started the strip holed up in an impressive cavern system containing one of the lynchpins of the universe. [[spoiler:He recently became a more classical overlord when he conquered Azure City, though he's reluctant to just sit there and rule it in typical overlord fashion.]]

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* Xykon [[CardCarryingVillain Xykon]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' can be considered this as he's an EvilSorcerer, leads a horde of goblins and, after the nomadic goblins/hobgoblins former get slaughtered, an army of hobgoblins and started the strip holed up in an impressive cavern system containing one of the lynchpins of the universe. [[spoiler:He recently He became a more classical overlord when he conquered Azure City, though he's reluctant loath to just sit there and rule it in typical overlord fashion.]]fashion, since what he's actually after are [[SealedEvilInACan The Gates]], not to mention the fact that the nitty-gritty of statesmanship bores him. His [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[BadassPreacher Redcloak]], on the other hand...
28th Aug '17 4:07:34 PM RoninMacbeth
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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a Valar of great might. Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matter into his liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.

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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a Valar of great might. Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matter into his liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.
28th Aug '17 4:06:49 PM RoninMacbeth
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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], he's basically a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Vala]] of great might. The mightiest of all who can use his magical powers to destroy and twist matters into his liking. He can even engage in MindRape and cursing people according to what he wills and succeeds.

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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], he's basically Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Vala]] Valar of great might. The mightiest of Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all who can use of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matters matter into his liking. He liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.
*** Here's how powerful Melkor is/was: Sauron poured his essence into the One Ring to stay alive. Melkor poured his essence into Arda itself. That's right. Nothing short of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
can even engage in MindRape and cursing people according to what he wills and succeeds. kill him.
17th Aug '17 10:35:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Night King is a thousands-year old undead necromancer and the leader of the army of the dead that is preparing to invade the Seven Kingdoms.
17th Aug '17 10:34:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/LegendOfTheSeeker Darken Rahl]]. Richard also becomes this briefly when possessed of the power of Orden in an alternate reality.

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* [[Series/LegendOfTheSeeker ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': Darken Rahl]].Rahl. Richard also becomes this briefly when possessed of the power of Orden in an alternate reality.
13th Jul '17 6:15:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jafar in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' manages to work his way up to the trope full-time for the last act of the film. He is already a talented wizard at the start and hypnotizes the Sultan, being a DragonInChief, but once he gets the Genie's magic lamp, he wishes himself Sultan, and then wishes himself as the most powerful sorcerer. IN THE WORLD!!! His third wish, however, turns him into a Genie himself after he's goaded by Aladdin, which traps him in a lamp.

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* Jafar in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' manages to work his way up to the trope full-time for the last act of the film. He is already a talented wizard at the start and hypnotizes the Sultan, being a DragonInChief, an EvilChancellor, but once he gets the Genie's magic lamp, he wishes himself Sultan, and then wishes himself as the most powerful sorcerer. IN THE WORLD!!! His third wish, however, turns him into a Genie himself after he's goaded by Aladdin, which traps him in a lamp.
12th Jul '17 9:47:58 AM xcountryguy
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Take an EvilSorcerer, mix with EvilOverlord, place against one incredibly physical and muscular protagonist and leave to stew in a realm of CreepyCrows, [[PalantirPloy palantirs]] and monstrous minions.

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Take an EvilSorcerer, mix with EvilOverlord, place against one incredibly physical and muscular protagonist and leave to stew in a realm of CreepyCrows, [[PalantirPloy [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands palantirs]] and monstrous minions.
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